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Chehalem Riesling Willamette Valley Dry Riesling Reserve 2006

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"Stereotypical Chehalem Riesling as blendedfrom the three vineyards, with effusive white blossoms of orange,apple, jasmine, and gardenia, centered by a fleshy mouthful oftangerine, lime, and apricot flavors, and structured with firm, brightacid. Will age well, despite the richness and early approachability.Balance was nailed!" Winemaker's Comments "A dry style, reminiscent of Alsace, offering vivid green apple, limeand mayflower aromas and flavors on a lean, lithe frame, balanced withrefreshing acidity."90 pointsWine Spectator, December 15, 2007, Harvey Steiman "It shows off aromas ofminerals, baked pears and cloves, followed by flavors of limes, applesand tropical fruits. The bright acidity shines from first sip throughthe ample finish, making us think about Asian or Tex-Mex dishes to pairwith it."RecommendedWine Press Northwest, Winter 2007/2008 "Bright yellow. Spicy pear and yellow plum aromas offer good depth andmusky character. Fleshy and smooth, with palate-staining pit fruit andmelon flavors braced by juicy acidity. A deep, round style that wouldwork well with spicy or rich foods."Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June 2008 "Made inan Alsatian style, this wine has it all: apples, spice, aromas of whiteflowers, and a blast of minerality and acidity on the finish. Theacidity makes it stand up well to the vinaigrette and the bitterness ofthe chicory while the spice complements the strong flavors of thehazelnuts and the blue cheese."Oregonian, October 16, 2007

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Chehalem:
In 1990, Harry founded Chehalem, and his hands-on approach to winemaking began. Within five years, he had expanded the winery’s estate holdings to include partnerships in Corral Creek Vineyards (adjacent to the winery) and Stoller Vineyards in the southern Dundee Hills, developed by his Chehalem partners, Bill and Cathy Stoller. Bill and Cathy Stoller are co-owners of Chehalem and owners of o... Read more
In 1990, Harry founded Chehalem, and his hands-on approach to winemaking began. Within five years, he had expanded the winery’s estate holdings to include partnerships in Corral Creek Vineyards (adjacent to the winery) and Stoller Vineyards in the southern Dundee Hills, developed by his Chehalem partners, Bill and Cathy Stoller. Bill and Cathy Stoller are co-owners of Chehalem and owners of one of the three Estate Vineyards Chehalem uses, Stoller Vineyards, one of the most modern vineyards on a spectacular hillside locally referred to as Oregon's Corton Hill. Bill and Cathy live on-site at their 360-acre vineyard, with their twin sons, Kenny and Kyle. Chehalem traces its history back to vineyard operations started by Harry Peterson-Nedry in 1980 at Ridgecrest Vineyards, the pioneering wine operation on Ribbon Ridge, northwest of Newberg, Oregon. Bill and Cathy Stoller joined Harry in the winery in 1993 and subsequently began Stoller Vineyards—a densely planted, 125 acres on Stoller family farmlands at the southern tip of the Dundee Hills. Corral Creek Vineyards, adjacent to the winery facility, is Chehalem's third estate vineyard. Our first release was the 1990 Ridgecrest Pinot Noir. Read less

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"Stereotypical Chehalem Riesling as blendedfrom the three vineyards, with effusive white blossoms of orange,apple, jasmine, and gardenia, centered by a fleshy mouthful oftangerine, lime, and apricot flavors, and structured with firm, brightacid. Will age well, despite the richness and early approachability.Balance was nailed!" Winemaker's Comments "A dry style, reminiscent of Alsace, offering vivid green apple, limeand mayflower aromas and flavors on a lean, lithe frame, balanced withrefreshing acidity."90 pointsWine Spectator, December 15, 2007, Harvey Steiman "It shows off aromas ofminerals, baked pears and cloves, followed by flavors of limes, applesand tropical fruits. The bright acidity shines from first sip throughthe ample finish, making us think about Asian or Tex-Mex dishes to pairwith it."RecommendedWine Press Northwest, Winter 2007/2008 "Bright yellow. Spicy pear and yellow plum aromas offer good depth andmusky character. Fleshy and smooth, with palate-staining pit fruit andmelon flavors braced by juicy acidity. A deep, round style that wouldwork well with spicy or rich foods."Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June 2008 "Made inan Alsatian style, this wine has it all: apples, spice, aromas of whiteflowers, and a blast of minerality and acidity on the finish. Theacidity makes it stand up well to the vinaigrette and the bitterness ofthe chicory while the spice complements the strong flavors of thehazelnuts and the blue cheese."Oregonian, October 16, 2007

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